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COMPACT is a quarterly publication for workers' compensation professionals. Published by the Department of Labor and Industry's Workers' Compensation Division, this newsletter provides the most recent news and case information in the field of workers' compensation. Visit the archive for past editions.

December 2020/January 2021


  • Work Comp Campus launched Nov. 2:  Updates, outreach, resources

  • New, dedicated workers' compensation help desk taking your calls, email

  • 2020 Workers' Compensation Advisory Council legislation:  HF 19 and SF 27 (Article 2)(2020 7th Special Session)

  • CompFact:  COVID-19 claims received at the Department of Labor and Industry

  • Outcomes of complaints about registered rehabilitation providers, 2020

  • Workers' compensation coverage for farms

  • Workers' compensation committee seeks new members, alternates

  • Survey shows workplace injury and illness rates remain at all-time low

  • Recordkeeping training offered via webinar in January

  • Turn to Office of Workers' Compensation Ombudsman for help with claims

  • Workers' compensation events calendar

  • Court decisions:  August through October 2020

August 2020 – Special edition:  COVID-19


  • DLI Workers' Compensation Division updates related to COVID-19

  • Denials of liability related to COVID-19 illnesses

  • Other denial scenarios that may also apply to COVID-19 claims

  • Helpful tips:  Conducting mediations, conferences remotely

  • Filing a first report of injury for COVID-19 claims

  • Department tracks workers'-compensation-related COVID-19 claims

  • COVID-19 and recordkeeping

  • Turn to Office of Workers' Compensation Ombudsman for help with claims

  • Discontinuing benefits on COVID-19 claims:  Specificity, layoffs

  • Waiver of workers' compensation rights prohibited

  • Worker protections related to COVID-19

Special editions

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